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Weiss, Peter 1916-1982

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The persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade; [a play] by Peter Weiss( Book )

95 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquis de Sade, confined to an insane asylum, stages a play about the assassination of the French revolutionary Marat, using the inmates as actors
The investigation : a play by Peter Weiss( Book )

101 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 16 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a German court twenty years later, 21 people go on trial for the four million people destroyed in Auschwitz concentration camp during 1941-1945. Dialogue includes actual testimony of the accused and the accusers
The aesthetics of resistance by Peter Weiss( Book )

220 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enkele jonge arbeiders proberen in het door de Nazi's beheerste Berlijn in de jaren '30 een illegale organisatie op te bouwen. Een geschiedenis die overzicht biedt van achtergronden, interne conflicten en tegenstrijdigheden van het verzet tegen het fascisme
Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats, dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de Sade by Peter Weiss( Book )

163 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leavetaking by Peter Weiss( Book )

164 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""I was on my way to look for a life of my own." A brilliant, brutally honest autobiographical novel, long out of print, from one of the great artistic polymaths of the 20th century. This is a Sebaldian account of the narrator's attempt to break free of a repressive upper-middle-class upbringing and make his way as an artist and individual, written in a single incantatory paragraph. Leavetaking is the story of an upper-middle-class childhood and adolescence in Berlin between the wars. In the course of the book, Weiss plumbs the depths of family life: there is the early death of his beloved sister Margit, the difficult relationship with his parents, the fantasies of adolescence and youth, all set in the midst of an increasing anti-Semitism, which forces the Weiss family to move again and again, a peripatetic existence that only intensifies the narrator's growing restlessness. The young narrator is largely oblivious to world events and focused instead on becoming an artist, an ambition frustrated generally by his milieu and specifically by his mother, who, herself a former actress, destroys his paintings during one of the family's moves. In the end, he turns to an older mentor, Harry Haller, a fictionalized portrait of Hermann Hesse, who encouraged and supported Weiss, and with Haller's example before him, the narrator takes his first steps towards a truly independent life. Intensely lyrical, written with great imaginative power, Leavetaking is a vivid evocation of a world that has disappeared and of the narrator's developing consciousness. THE NEVERSINK LIBRARY champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored. They are issued in handsome, well-designed editions at reasonable prices in hopes of their passing from one reader to another--and further enriching our culture"--
Bodies and shadows; two short novels by Peter Weiss( Book )

101 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 9 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, udformet som en række vekslende monologer af absurdfantastisk tilsnit
Hölderlin; Stück in zwei Akten by Peter Weiss( Book )

128 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Hölderlin", Peter Weiss recreates the life and revolutionary times of one of Germany's greatest and most influential poets, Frederich Hölderlin. 'I wanted,' Weiss wrote, 'to describe something of the conflict that arises in a person who suffers to the point of madness from the injustices, the humiliations in his society, who completely supports the revolutionary upheavals, and yet does not find the praxis with which the misery can be remedied ...' As Robert Cohen notes in his introduction, 'As a theater of the senses, Hölderlin is a successor to Marat/Sade.'
Die Ermittlung, Oratorium in 11 Gesängen by Peter Weiss( Book )

124 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die DVD enhält das Theaterstück "Die Ermittlung" nach dem Schauspiel von Peter Weiss (Regie: Peter Schulze-Rohr; Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 1966)
Trotsky in exile; a play by Peter Weiss( Book )

49 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluchtpunkt; Roman by Peter Weiss( Book )

117 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Schatten des Körpers des Kutschers by Peter Weiss( Book )

110 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapporte by Peter Weiss( Book )

74 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inferni" è la prima traduzione italiana di alcuni saggi di Peter Weiss, sicuramente uno dei più importanti scrittori tedeschi degli anni '60/'70. Questi saggi nascono da un confronto, estremamente insolito e interessante, fra la Divina Commedia e l'universo nazista. Scritti nel momento in cui si tenevano in Germania i grandi processi contro i criminali del regime hitleriano, i saggi riuniti in Inferni prendono l'opera di Dante come spunto per un'interrogazione sul rapporto fra l'esperienza individuale, la congiuntura politica e lo statuto dell'arte. Redatti in una prosa assolutamente scarna e nitida, sono come cristalli in cui si riflette la fortissima tensione fra l'impegno politico e il disagio da cui nasce la scrittura. La raccolta contiene anche un frammento drammatico, un dialogo immaginario tra Dante e Giotto
Notes on the cultural life of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam by Peter Weiss( Book )

34 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in 6 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramen by Peter Weiss( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile; a novel by Peter Weiss( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays by Peter Weiss( Book )

64 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in 9 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trotzki im Exil. Stück in 2 Akten by Peter Weiss( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new trial by Peter Weiss( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-time publication in English, one of Peter Weiss' last works which takes a surreal look at the fortunes of "Josef K," attorney, whose law firm appears to be sincere and appealing to the public while masking a dark, fascistic impulse to ach
Marat/Sade ; The investigation ; and the shadow of the body of the coachman by Peter Weiss( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Weiss (1916-1982) was virtually unknown in the mid-1960s when Peter Brook made Marat/Sade into a film. The weaving of time, space, plot, real-and-imagined characters, sexual liberation, and surrealist imagery made Marat/Sade a sensation. Little did audiences realize that this counterculture classic was written by a German Jew. At that time, Weiss was also at work on a play about Auschwitz: The Investigation. These two dramas are in this volume along with The Shadow of the Body of the Coachman. All are cogently introduced and edited by Robert Cohen
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Bai̋s, Peter 1916-1982

Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss Deutsch-schwedischer Schriftsteller, Maler, Graphiker

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Peter Weiss Swedish-German playwright and author

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Petrus Weiss

Sinclair 1916-1982

Vais, Peter.

Vais, Peter 1916-1982

Veis, Peter.

Veĭs, Peter 1916-1982

Weiss, Peter

Weiß, Peter 1916-1982

Weiss, Peter Ulrich

Weiss, Peter Ulrich 1916-1982

Вейс, Петер, 1916-1982

Петер Вайс

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וייס, פטר 1916-1982

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بيتر فايس

بيتر فايس، 1916-1982

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پتر وایس

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ヴァイス, ペーター


ペーター・ヴァイス 1916-1982


The investigation : a playThe aesthetics of resistanceHölderlin; Stück in zwei AktenTrotsky in exile; a playThe new trialMarat/Sade ; The investigation ; and the shadow of the body of the coachmanAn introduction to the works of Peter Weiss